Curriculum Guideline

Administrative Assistant (Certificate)

Effective Date:
Program Code
CTOADA
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Office Administration
Credential Type
Certificate
Transcript Title
Office Admin - Admin Asst Cert
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201530
End Term
201930
Institutional Unit
Office Administration
Credential
Certificate in Office Administration - Administrative Assistant
Length of Program
Two semesters
Credits
30.00
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements (excluding Language Proficiency Requirement)
  • English 11 with a grade of "C" or better or the following exemptions:
    • EN 12 "P"
    • EN LIT 12 "P"
    • TPC 12 "P"
    • COMM 12 "C+"
  • Keyboarding speeds:
    • Full-time students require 25 net words per minute.
    • Part-time students do not require a specific keyboarding speed for entry; however, students must provide proof of keyboarding speed before registration in any course which has a keyboarding prerequisite (see the Course Descriptions section of this Catalogue). Students with no previous keyboarding experience may take beginning keyboarding (OADM 1103) during their first semester at the College

Notes:

  • Strong English skills are required. Students who are weak in English skills should consider taking either English Upgrading or English Language Learning and Acquisition courses.
Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *
  • All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” or higher except Mastery graded course(s).
  • Time Limit for Completion: 4 years from acceptance into the program.

*Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College. 

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

Select one course from the following two options:

OADM 1103

Introduction to Keyboarding (with a B+ or better)

3.00

OADM 1303

Keyboarding Skill Development

3.00

Required Courses:

OADM 1230

Administrative Accounting Procedures

3.00

OADM 1240

Business Communications and Procedures

3.00

OADM 1244

General Office Skills

3.00

OADM 1246

Computer Applications I

3.00

OADM 1241

Office Relations and Productivity Skills

3.00

OADM 1344

Administrative Procedures

3.00

OADM 1346

Computer Applications II

3.00

OADM 1350

Office Simulation

3.00

**OADM 1410

Career Development

2.00

OADM 1411

Office Practicum

1.00

Total credits

 

30.00

**Career Development should only be taken during your final semester in the program.